Best drama movie mistakes of 2017

Murder on the Orient Express picture

Factual error: Both the Yugoslav police officers Poirot is speaking to at the end are black. The chances of a black person serving in the Yugoslav police in the 1930s were zero.

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Necrothesp
Dunkirk picture
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Deliberate mistake: The me-109 have painted yellow fronts, this wasn't done by the Germans until after Dunkirk. Christopher Nolan has admitted doing this deliberately so the audience could tell the difference between the spitfire and the me-109 during the combat scenes.

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It (2017)

It picture

Factual error: During the opening scene, a silver TV from the late 90's/early 00's is in the living room/dining room area.

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The Greatest Showman picture

Continuity mistake: When Barnum goes to see Charity by the beach at the end of the film, they embrace. As the camera shows a close up of their faces Charity's head is on Barnum's right shoulder, but when they reverse the shot to shot her expression she is now on his left shoulder.

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The Post picture

Factual error: Robert McNamara is wearing a multi colored Polo shirt talking to Mrs. Graham in 1971. The Ralph Lauren Company did not make the shirts until 1972.

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A Dog's Purpose picture

Continuity mistake: When Bailey, or "buddy" first finds Hannah at his last life, Hannah says that he is not a stray because he has a collar. In the initial shot of the dog it does not have a collar on, but when she reaches to see the tag it appears.

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jaydowg23
Fifty Shades Darker picture

Continuity mistake: When Christian and Ana have sex for the first time after reuniting, there's a mug on Ana's nightstand while Christian is undressing her. Once they're on the bed together, the mug is gone.

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Darkest Hour picture

Factual error: The underground station shown is not St. James Park, which would be 1 stop east on the district line. St. James Park has green and yellow tiles on the wall indicating District and Circle lines. The platform in the film has black and brown tiles, indicating Northern and Bakerloo lines.

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Crusoe
The Space Between Us picture

Factual error: In the scenes where Gardner is messaging his Earth based female friend Tulsa from his Mars home, their communication is shown as being in real time. In truth, there would be minimum of a 4 min lag between messages due to the distance.

00:24:00

Jizzmopper

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Logan (2017)

Logan picture

Continuity mistake: When Pierce first begins to interrogate Caliban in the safe house in Mexico, a large portion of Caliban's albino makeup is smudged below his nose, revealing the actor's natural skin in his first close-up of the scene; after switching to a close-up of Pierce, then back to Caliban, the smudge has been fixed.

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The Shape of Water picture

Factual error: While featuring a brand-new 1962 Cadillac, a 1963 Chevrolet and 1963 Ford are shown.

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Churchill picture

Factual error: The American flag displayed when Churchill arrives at the big house to meet Eisenhower has a modern day configuration of 50 stars, not 48 as it was at the time.

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Thank You for Your Service picture

Continuity mistake: When the main character goes to visit his friend that had been shot in Iraq, they're driving down a country road in a 2 door Dodge Challenger, but when inside the vehicle it's a Dodge Charger, which is a four door car.

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The Circle picture

Continuity mistake: When Mae and Ty meet, when Ty asks what does she think of this, Ty begins removing the lid from the bottle of wine he is holding, but in the next shot, the lid has suddenly been removed from the bottle, with his hand nowhere near it.

00:21:25

Casual Person
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri picture

Factual error: Missouri has no hills or mountains like those shown in this film; the closest would be the Ozarks in the southern part of the state, which are more rounded.

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zendaddy621
The Death of Stalin picture

Factual error: Beria was not executed until ten days after the funeral, not on the day.

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Suggested correction: The film is a satirical representation of the events, not a historical documentary. Zhukov isn't from northern England, the committee did not comically carry Stalin around his dacha and Melenkov never told anyone to kiss his "Russian ass."

The Shack picture

Continuity mistake: When Mack and Jesus are running on the river, they switch sides between shots.

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oswal13
To the Bone picture

New this month Continuity mistake: During the beginning of the family therapy session, Dr. Beckham confirms that Ellen's father is not attending and removes the empty chair from the circle, placing it by the wall. Seconds later, the chair is back (and remains for the rest of the therapy session).

00:35:05

Ashlyhne
I, Tonya picture

Continuity mistake: When Tonya's husband is fixing the car, his tool box disappears when he goes to close the hood.

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lbjatty

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Rings (2017)

Rings picture

Factual error: The interior of the 747 is too narrow.

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AAL117
The Mountain Between Us picture

Continuity mistake: Kate's makeup has her looking well healed while she is still sleeping in the cave, only to return to a swollen eye as she is rescued from the frozen lake.

00:45:05 - 00:56:45

The Florida Project picture

Continuity mistake: When the woman is sunbathing topless, the sun goes from being overhead in the far shots to in front of her in the closer shots. See also the difference in exposure.

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The Sense of an Ending picture

Factual error: Tony writes a "postcard" on the back of a picture to Adrian and Veronica to an address in Cambridge including the postcode. This scene occurs in 1967 (we see the date on the letter he is responding to) but postcodes weren't in use in Cambridge until at least 1970.

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War Machine picture

Factual error: Before and during the Marines' arrival in Marjah, some of them are wearing Dust Goggles. These would've been first issued in World War II and continued into the early 2000s. The Battle for Marjah took place in 2010, by which point these goggles had been replaced by superior models such as ESS for some time.

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Matdan97
Sand Castle picture

Factual error: When Sgt. Harper and his men are prepping their gear for the water mission, he gives Pvt. Ocre one of his rifle plates. But the plate he gives him looks like a steel plate that been wrapped in plastic. In reality, the plates issued to Marines and Soldiers were and still are ceramic Small Arms Protective Inserts (SAPI for short). The plate seen in the film looks nothing like the actual ones.

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Matdan97
All Eyez on Me picture

Continuity mistake: When Suge Knight pays Tupac for a song in cash. He stacked up $100,000 in two stacks of $10,000. In the next shot the bundles of $10,000 are spread out on the table, and then the bundles are stacked up again.

00:56:00

Snag.1
Victoria and Abdul picture

Continuity mistake: When the soup is about to be served, you see the horns blowing to introduce Victoria, and you can see all of the footmen lined up already with trays of soup, but in the next shot, it shows that they are just starting to march in to line up with their trays of soup.

00:10:45

War for the Planet of the Apes picture

Continuity mistake: When the bald soldier gets into the cage of the apes the amount of mud on his face changes between shots.

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oswal13
Suburbicon picture

Factual error: The insurance detective uses "air quotes." Not in 1959.

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Suggested correction: While the term may not have been popularized until the 1980's, the use of "air quotes" goes back to at least 1927 where a magazine article wrote about a woman who would use her fingers to make quotation marks while speaking.

Bishop73

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1922 (2017)

1922 picture

Factual error: The black leather chair of the Home trust banker is more modern than the movie setting in 1922.

00:59:35

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